Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mud Sculptures

 

"Every child should have mud pies, grasshoppers,water bugs, tadpoles, frogs, mud turtles, wild strawberries, acorns, chestnuts, trees to climb. Brooks to wade...bees, butterflies, various animals to pet, hayfields, pine-cones, rocks to toll, sand, snakes and hornets; any child who has been deprives of these has been deprived of the best part of...education".

- Luther Burbank

 

 

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There is nothing more joyous than feeling  mud oozing through our toes . With the right amount of water, mud can be molded, formed, and set out to dry. The children love to use it for mud pies, cakes, meatball making, and sculptures. Give the children the opportunity to get down and get dirty!

 

 

Making Meatballs

 

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Mud Sculptures

 

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Making a “MUD GUY”.

 

 

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Making a Mud Cake.

 

 

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Smiley  Mud Cake

 

 

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                                                          A Mud Dog

 

 

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The “MUD GUY”.

 

 

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5 comments:

  1. What lovely sensory fun and some great pretend play. I love how mud guy is displayed amongst the flowers to greet families. :-)

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  2. Hi Maria,

    Fantastic mud play! I like the "smiley mud cake" and the "angry dog"..really cute. Kids had fun, they're too engrossed with their work.

    Lovely pictures! Thanks for the sharing.

    IBClever
    http://ibclever.com/ibresources/

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  3. Seriously LOVE those sculptures! Art in dirt, who'd have thought!? I definitely had to feature them in a roundup of dirty, muddy ways to play!

    Jamie

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  4. In addition to Monday Kid Corner, this week's theme is MUD. Brush off those archives and link them up at thejennyevolution.com. See you there! Jennifer

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